Title of Rule: WAC 16-228-1231 State restricted use pesticides for distribution by licensed pesticide dealers and for use by certified applicators only.
Purpose: To correct an inaccurate WAC citation in WAC 16-228-1231(3) and a typographical error in WAC 16-228-1231(2).
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 15.58, 17.21, and 34.05 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapters 15.58 and 17.21 RCW.
Summary: WAC 16-228-1231(3) currently cites repealed WAC 16-228-1230(e). The proposed amendment corrects the citation to read "Products listed in subsection (1)(e) of this section..." Also in WAC 16-228-1231(2), which reads "Pesticides which are no classified" is corrected to read "Pesticides which are not classified..."
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposal corrects an incorrect citation and a typographical error.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Ann Wick, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, 902-2051; and Enforcement: Cliff Weed, 902-2036.
Name of Proponent: Department of Agriculture, governmental.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: WAC 16-228-1231 declares certain pesticides to be state restricted use pesticides and requires the distribution of those pesticides to be by licensed pesticide dealers to certified applicators or their authorized agents. The proposed amendments only correct clerical errors (an incorrect WAC citation and a typographical error) in the section.
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: WAC 16-228-1231 currently cites repealed WAC 16-228-1230(e). The
proposed amendment corrects the citation to read "Products listed
in subsection (1)(e) of this section..." Also in WAC 16-228-1231(2), "Pesticides which are no classified" is changed
to "Pesticides which are not classified..."
THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THE USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Ann Wick, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560 , AND RECEIVED BY January 22, 2002.
November 8, 2001
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-22-073, filed 10/30/00, effective 11/30/00)
WAC 16-228-1231 State restricted use pesticides for distribution by licensed pesticide dealers and for use by certified applicators only. (1) Pesticides defined by the following categories or active ingredients are hereby declared state restricted use pesticides and shall be distributed only by licensed pesticide dealers to certified applicators or to their duly authorized agents. The certified applicator must have a valid certification, license or permit to use or purchase the kind and quantity of such pesticide sold or delivered. These pesticides shall be used or applied only by certified applicators or persons under the direct supervision of a certified applicator, and only for those uses covered by the certified applicator's license category.
(a) Any EPA restricted use pesticide.
(b) 2, 4-D - all dry formulations and all liquid amine or salt formulations distributed in quantities larger than one gallon, that are used in counties located east of the crest of the Cascade Mountains.
(c) Strychnine and its salts
(d) Aquatic pesticides. All pesticides formulations labeled for application onto or into water to control pests on or in water.
(e) Pesticides containing the following active ingredients and their isomers are hereby declared state restricted use pesticides for the protection of groundwater.
(2) Pesticides which are ((
no)) not classified as EPA
restricted use pesticides and which are labeled and intended only
for the following uses shall be exempt from the requirements of
(a) Swimming pools
(b) Wholly impounded ornamental pools or fountains
(d) Closed plumbing and sewage systems
(e) Enclosed food processing systems
(f) Air conditioners, humidifiers, and cooling towers
(g) Industrial heat exchange, air washing and similar industrial systems
(i) Aquatic environments in states other than Washington
(j) Animal pets
(k) Use within wholly enclosed structures (with floors) or fumigation chambers.
Greenhouses are not considered as wholly enclosed structures for the purposes of this section.
(3) Products listed in ((
WAC 16-228-1230(e))) subsection
(1)(e) of this section and dry formulations of 2, 4-D which are
labeled and intended only for Home & Garden use are exempt from
the requirements of this section.
(4) Distribution of pesticides bearing combined labeling of uses onto or into water plus non-aquatic general uses, may be made by licensed pesticide dealers to noncertified applicators if the dealer indicates on the sales slip or invoice that the purchaser of the pesticide agrees that it will not be applied into or onto water. If requested by the department, dealers shall furnish record on the sales of pesticides labeled for application onto or into water, whether sold for that use or not. Records shall include the name and address of the purchaser, the complete product name and/or EPA registration number of the pesticide and the amount purchased. Records shall be kept for seven years from the date of distribution.
(5) Licensed pesticide dealers shall keep records of distribution of state restricted use pesticides for a period of seven years from the date of distribution. Records shall be furnished to the director immediately upon request. The records shall contain the following information:
(a) Name and address of certified applicator;
(b) Name of authorized agent (if applicable);
(c) Product name and EPA registration number;
(d) Quantity in pounds or gallons of the pesticide distributed;
(e) Date of distribution;
(f) Certified applicator's license number;
(g) Crop or site to which the pesticide will be applied.
(6) Certified applicators may designate authorized agent(s) for the purpose of purchasing or receiving restricted use pesticides by making previous arrangements with the pesticide dealer, or the authorized agent may provide written authorization by the certified applicator to the dealer at the time of purchase. At the time of purchase by an authorized agent the pesticide dealer shall require the certified applicator's name and license number.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.58, 17.21 RCW. 00-22-073, 16-228-1231, filed 10/30/00, effective 11/30/00.]